Registered Midwife

Job posted: 21/02/2022
Applications close: 30/05/2024 (Midnight)
5 days remaining

5 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: The Royal Women's Hospital

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Nursing

Reference: 23954

Reference: 23954

Occupation: Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

  • Full time and part time ongoing roles
  • Parkville location with multiple public transport options
  • $71,334 - $95,378 base + salary packaging + super + 6 weeks annual leave 

The Royal Women’s Hospital is one of Australia’s oldest and most distinguished tertiary hospitals dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of women and newborns, offering specialist services within maternity, neonatal and women’s health.  Within women’s health we’re a leader and an advocate in areas that are often overlooked or stigmatised, such as pregnancy termination, endometriosis, menopause and women’s mental health.  Our goal is to be the best place to work, learn and contribute, and to provide exceptional experiences for our patients and consumers.

The Women’s is located in the heart of Melbourne’s world-class Parkville Precinct, alongside the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and the Royal Children’s Hospital.

About Maternity Services

Our maternity service is one of Australia’s largest with over 7,600 babies born last year at the Women’s. We provide a range of models of care to our women including team care, Midwives in Small Teams (MIST) and caseload midwifery in our COSMOS program. As a tertiary care provider, midwives also have opportunities to work with our Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM) unit, providing midwifery assessment, support and birthing care to women who are high risk and experiencing complex psycho-social pregnancies.

About the role

Our model of care has a focus on midwives operating at their full scope of practice with an even greater emphasis on midwifery-led care. As a midwife at The Women's you will deliver high quality care to patients and families across both low risk and complex cases.

Working at the Women’s

As a member of our team you’ll be supported to learn and grow in a warm and friendly environment that offers excellent professional opportunities, amazing camaraderie and a strong focus on providing outstanding care to women and babies.

We are committed to using the social model of health to ensure we acknowledge, understand and respond to the individual needs of women. This means our midwives are part of multidisciplinary teams that actively encourage the empowerment of women and their right to make informed decisions about their health.

What you can expect:

  • Midwife to patient ratios (1-to-1 in Birth Centre; 1 to 4 mothers on Postnatal Wards and 1 to 6 on Night Duty)
  • Flexible working hours to help you balance work and life commitments
  • Support to grow your career, including education and training, scholarship and research opportunities as well as the option to work across other departments to learn new skills including our Special Care Nursery, Women’s Emergency Care and Maternal Fetal Medicine
  • Monthly paid days off if you work full-time, up to six weeks’ annual leave per year, 17.5% leave loading and additional purchased leave
  • A competitive salary and $11,660 in salary packaging benefits, for living expenses, meals and holiday accommodation
  • An additional 4% qualification allowance (graduate diploma) or 7.5% for master level qualifications
  • Acknowledgement through our reward and recognition program
  • A suite of wellness initiatives designed to support you, including discounted financial, lifestyle and health options, and a comprehensive wellbeing program
  • Public transport options at our doorstep and end of journey facilities for cyclists
  • Onsite childcare centre and breastfeeding rooms

What we’re looking for:

We’re seeking passionate and experienced AHPRA Registered Midwives to join the Women’s across our range of pregnancy care models, including:

  • Midwives willing to work across the continuum
  • Midwives in small teams program
  • One-to-one midwifery caseload program
  • Home birth 

Inclusion and belonging

The Women’s celebrates, values and supports a diverse and inclusive environment which reflects our vibrant community.  We encourage applications from anyone identifying as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.  We also welcome anyone who identifies as LGBTQIA+, physically, linguistically, culturally and/or gender diverse, and people of any age to apply for our roles. We are committed to gender equity principles, and our people have an awareness of and sensitive approach to violence against women and family violence matters.  We are proudly Breastfeeding Association accredited.

Join us!

If you feel this role is right for you we warmly invite you to apply, and encourage your early application.  All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory National Police Check, a Working with Children Check and three COVID-19 vaccinations, and may include a range of additional vaccinations including influenza, as required by the Department of Health.

Should you need assistance or require any adjustments or accommodations to fully participate in the application or interview process, you are welcome to reach out to the contact person listed.  We acknowledge that not all applicants will meet the full list of selection criteria outlined, and wherever possible we will consider applications where relevant experience can apply.

Registered Midwife

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Marita Walsh - (03) 8345 2485

Registered Midwife